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Throughout November, we presented a series of radio stories honoring and celebrating immigrant entrepreneurs in our community. The five-part series culminated with a public forum in our performance studio.

Phillip M. Bailey interviewed Louisvillians about the struggles, sacrifices and successes of their lives and businesses. The conversation covered everything from discrimination to the challenges that arise when degrees and certifications obtained in one country aren’t honored in another.

For audio from the forum, listen below.

You can revisit the individual interviews at these links:

  • Yung Nuyen, co-founder of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) and CEO of IVS accessible voting system.
  • Eddie Maamry, proprietor of the now-closed Road to Morocco.
  • Kadiatu Jalloh, owner of Maa Sha-Allah West African Restaurant.
  • Papa Gueye, owner of the African Millennium Market on Bardstown Road.
  • Cedric Francois, MD/PhD, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer/President of Apellis Pharmaceuticals.

This series was made possible by a grant from the Greater Louisville International Professionals.

Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects.